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misconduct, congressman jesse jackson jr. is officially calling it quits. jackson turned in his resignation letter citing his deteriorating health. he easily won re-election just days ago while still hospitalized for bipolar disorder. jackson is reportedly facing a federal investigation into possible misuse of campaign funds. >>> also this morning, the family of hector, macho co-macho is deciding whether or not the former boxing champ should be removed in life support. doctors said he was expected to survive after shot tuesday night in the face in puerto rico but the champ did take a sudden turn for the worse. the outlook is not good. >>> and in lighter news, an extremely talented young football star has become a major internet sensation. she is 9-year-old samantha gordon or sam, as she likes to be called, the only girl playing on her utah peewee football team. >> you may have heard this. the running back rushed for more than 2000 yards and 30 touchdowns. general mills put her face on a wheaties box. she explains what she likes best about playing football. >> being a girl out there and keep
to domestic politics in last couple of minutes. this week saw the resignation of congressman jesse jackson jr. he resigned citing health preans wean he's been treated for bipolar disorder. he said he's under federal investigation. he came in with all kinds of promise. this seems to be the end of a career. >> yeah, he did, and i liked him. i thought he was an able legislator. elected in 1995. he was only 30 when he came in, went on the appropriations committee. and moved beyond his father's shadow. was involved in bringing clean water to his own community, and scholarships and funding for preparatory schools. he did something beyond what was predicted for him. but he got-- he got sucked up in one of the terrible scandals, not simply illinois. when a governor, especially a corrupt governor like rock blagojevich, wants to apont a united states senator and the bidding and auction gets in, and he allowed himself, apparently-- seemed to-- become involved in the auctioning of that seat to replace barack obama. and the irony is that nobody has moved, jeffrey, from a congressional black district overw
in one sense that people may not be familiar with. he's the first american president since andrew jackson to win a re-election with a lower popular vote percentage than he won his first time. we don't do that in american politics. when we re-elect a president, we typically embrace that president even more strongly than the first time. the president's not in that political category, but he has won re-election and he has a mandate based on what he makes of it. many political scientists say the idea of a mandate is basically fiction. >> we learned something about the shape of the electorate. in 2008, the obama campaign decided they were going to build a coalition out of young voters, minority voters and college-educated women. they did that again. they did it in a slightly different ways and different regions of the country, but the president get a smaller share of the white vote, but the white vote shrunk, and he got a larger share -- well, the white vote actually stayed about the same, it's been shrinking since 1990, '92, but he got a larger vote of the minority vote, hispanics and african
jackson jr. of illinois has actually been re-elected despite spending the last several months in the mayo clinic. >> that's solidly democratic. but jesse jackson jr. who has won re-election in illinois has not been seen in congress since early this summer. i mean, he left for health reasons. he has not campaigned at all. and as you see, solid lead, democratic district, re-electing a democratic congressman that has been missing in action for almost half a year. >> so many of those congressional seats are so safe. >> i want to go back out and see if we can put upside by side, jake tapper and david muir. i think it's interesting to be in each of those rooms right now. feeling the mood of the room. jake tapper, if you can hear me right now, i have a question i wanted to ask. at one point, president obama's campaign but an exclamation point after "forward." it was just "forward" and then an exclamation point. when did they decide that was the right message for them? >> well, they went back and forth about a lot of different messages. and they ultimately decided "forward." and then there was so
? >> it pales in comparison. i remember jesse jackson sr. weeping there. i mean that was a once in a lifetime historical moment. >> ifill: i've heard many obama supporters say that re-electing the president was re-electing the president was even more important than electing him. >> you can't get to the second without the first. the first was a universal. >> woodruff: to interrupt you quickly to say we've just learned that governor romney is on his way to the convention center in boston. of course we'll take that. >> sure. i just think beyond the support of barack obama it was an afrming moment for america. it really was. >> ifill: and this is? this is an affirming moment for barack obama. and his supporters and the campaign. what he's trieded to do and what he wants to try to do but it isn't the same cosmic global emotional... >> woodruff: when you think about it, a year ago, six months ago, nine months ago, the over overwhelming prediction was this president could be beaten. this president was facing, and a year-and-a-half ago you look at any number of intervals over the last year or two, th
career. >> and how is your son jackson dealing with his new sister? >> in fact, we have a little something for you for etta. >> thank you. >> it's all about team christina, team adam, but what about team carson is the question we asked, so we have a little -- my dexterity is not what it should be out here. look, it's a onesie, team carson. >> we have to backup just in case. >> thank you, matt. >> check out "the voice" right here on nbc monday and tuesdays 8:00/7:00 central time. >>> up next, we've got dr. phil in the studio, but first these messages. ♪ i -- i got it, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ [ male announcer ] at subway, you got it made. try a steak, egg white & cheese, tricked out any way you want. subway. eat fresh. try a steak, egg white & cheese, tricked out any way you want. some people put everything intotheir name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support. a day to shop at stores owned by our friends and ne
of oprah winfrey and jesse jackson weeping. we look at the audience tonight, and there is a different reaction. a reminder of when the new england patriots won the first super bowl. after they won the first time, the expectation was, that we can win. you are talking about the coalition, this new coalition in the democratic party. i think it says something, not just to the republican party, but perhaps the rest of america. i was talking earlier to the head of the urban league. he made the point of this coalition, is becoming more mature. we talk about this coalition of young voters. of women and minorities, african-americans and hispanics. he made the point that not only should the republican party take notice, but perhaps the rest of america, corporate america, to take notice that america is changing. and perhaps not just the republican party, but also organizations. to look at diversity in a different way. because you see from this audience that they won a tough race. and they are certainly relieved. but there seems to be an expectation in this crowd that this is the direction americ
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